The Guardian: Emmanuel Macron: my handshake with Trump was 'a moment of truth'
French president says his white-knuckle prolonged handshake with US counterpart was designed to show he’s no pushover
As handshakes go, it was unusually intense: a fierce and protracted mano a mano of white knuckles, crunched bones, tightened jaws and fixed smiles that sent the internet and the world’s media into a spin.
It was also, Emmanuel Macron has revealed, entirely intentional. At his first major appearance on the world stage, the 39-year-old French president displayed a relaxed confidence and steely purpose that altogether belied his youth and inexperience.
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WNU Editor: France has had multiple terror attacks in the past two years. The economy is stagnant. There is chronic unemployment. And France is nowhere near on handling the massive flow of migrants into the country. And the main news item that the new French President wants everyone to know is ..... his handshake with President Trump. And now they are touting the "second hand-shake" .... Touché! How President 'violently pulled his French counterpart towards him' after that power play during first meeting (Daily Mail).
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